We had fun at the RSPB Nature of Scotland Award nominations last week in the Scottish Parliament. We were delighted to find out that we had been nominated in the Community Initiative Category. Also in this category are two other exciting community projects: Castle Loch Lochmaben Community Trust and Space to Grow; a growing project in The Wyndford estate led by The Conservation Volunteers. The winners will be announced in Edinburgh on the 19th of November 2015 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel.
We’d like to thank everyone in the community for making this nomination possible. As you may know, The Children’s Wood on North Kelvin Meadow, and the Meadow itself, makes up the last wild space in the west-end of Glasgow. The Children’s Wood is a grassroots community initiative to get children and the community outside into their local greenspace; 100’s of local volunteers are working together to make positive change. There are multiple weekly volunteer-led activities such as outdoor play sessions and playgroups and 14 schools and nurseries can – and do – walk to the land for outdoor learning. In addition, the local communities use the land as an “outdoor community centre”, growing fresh produce, exercising, and hosting regular community events.
Events coming up soon are:
Weekly schools events, playgroups and growing groups
Halloween festival 31st October: lighting up the meadow and wood at night, shadow puppet show, storytelling, pumpkin soup making, bat identification walks, Halloween treasure hunt, and our annual lantern parade
Book Week 23rd – 29th November. Events include the Scottish premiere of The Divide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATYaLut0dEg (released to cinemas next March, 2016) and Make My Council Fair workshops.
We’ll be posting more details about events on the website soon….